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Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 06-09-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By LauriD
Structure 101: More than one way to build a screenplay (STPS #8)

My new blog is about screenplay structure.

What do we mean when we talk about the “structure” of a screenplay?

“Structure” isn’t the same as an outline or a beat sheet, though outlines and beat...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-30-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,033
Posted By LauriD
Re: Franklin Leonard

I agree. The odds are dismal no matter how you look at them.

I wrote a blog about that, too. :)

https://lauridonahue.com/tell-me-the-odds-stps-2/

The point of the disruption blog is to suggest a...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-30-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,033
Posted By LauriD
Re: Franklin Leonard

The problem with all for-profit script-listing sites is that the return on investment for writers is dismal. Only a tiny percentage of scripts get read, and an even tinier percentage of listings lead...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-28-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By LauriD
Re: What would you do here?

100% agree.

It's incredibly unlikely that you'd have anything stolen. It WAY cheaper to simply pay the writer (especially a newbie) rather than have to face a lawsuit -- and any experienced producer...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-26-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By LauriD
Re: "The Small-Time Professional Screenwriter" Blog

Thanks! I'll check on the links.
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-24-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By LauriD
"The Small-Time Professional Screenwriter" Blog

Hi - I've launched a new blog I'm calling "The Small-Time Professional Screenwriter."

https://lauridonahue.com/category/blog-2/the-small-time-professional-screenwriter/

There are 6 installments so...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-07-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By LauriD
Re: "Sell your concept" scams

I think the issue isn't the treatment -- lots of people can do that.

It's the pitch -- what do you DO with the treatment once you have one?

Essentially, he's looking to hire a producer.

Should he...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-04-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By LauriD
Re: "Sell your concept" scams

This isn't a person who has a script.

This is a person who has an "idea" for a reality show that he wants to host.

This type of "service" allegedly creates a treatment and then pitches it.

I don't...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-03-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By LauriD
Re: "Sell your concept" scams

Presumably they do, or there wouldn't be multiple websites with this "business model."

My client is asking, "What else can I do if I want to get my concept on the air?"

I don't know what to tell...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-02-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By LauriD
"Sell your concept" scams

A legal client just asked me to review his contact with a "sell your concept" site.

It's similar to this one:

http://www.sellyourtvconceptnow.com/development-program/

This has got to be a scam,...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-18-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,693
Posted By LauriD
Re: Imagine-Impact boot camp

Just to drive everyone crazy...

Someone posted on reddit on Friday (I think) that he heard from an "insider" that the finalists had already been notified.

Then a few days later the person deleted...
Forum: Films 01-20-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By LauriD
Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

I just watched it last night and liked it more than I expected to, given the reviews.

Yes, the teeth were VERY distracting.

L.
Forum: Screenwriting 01-13-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By LauriD
Re: How to show the audience POV?

Based on the many helpful comments, I guess I'll stick with the original line.

BTW, if anyone wants to read a little more of the story:

https://lauridonahue.com/scripts/herod/

I'm polishing up the...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-10-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,693
Posted By LauriD
Re: Imagine-Impact boot camp

Yup, I'm entering again.

But I know a BAFTA-winner who entered and didn't even get an interview, so the competition is fierce.

I hate the video, but I can understand it.

From reddit:

"I...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-10-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By LauriD
Re: How to show the audience POV?

Here's an example I just saw on Twitter that does use "we" along with an interesting style for supers:

https://twitter.com/dottiehudson/status/1083256711064875008
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-09-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,693
Posted By LauriD
Re: Imagine-Impact boot camp

Did anyone here on DD get in last round, BTW?
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-09-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,693
Posted By LauriD
Re: Imagine-Impact boot camp

No, they don't help. But $20,000/month is way more than needed to live comfortably, even in LA.

It's easy enough to find places for an an extended stay on sites like AirBnb and Craigslist.
Forum: Screenwriting 01-09-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By LauriD
How to show the audience POV?

How would you describe something from the audience POV (as opposed to a character POV)?

For example, I've got a script that opens with the camera moving up the face of a cliff.

Right now, I've...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-07-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By LauriD
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-07-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By LauriD
Seeking contact info for MGMT Entertainment

Seeking emails for Michael Diamond and Cora Olson at MGMT Entertainment

Thanks!
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-07-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,625
Posted By LauriD
Re: Need an email?

Hi - I need the following managers:

Michael Diamond and Cora Olson at MGMT Entertainment

Harry Lengsfield and Sam Warren at LBI Entertainment

Thanks!
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-07-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,803
Posted By LauriD
Re: My list of the "best" screenwriting fellowships, labs, contests, etc.

Good resources -- thanks! I may add some more links like these to the intro to the list.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-07-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By LauriD
Re: Partnerships, collaboration, "great ideas," and writing for free

That's exactly the point I was trying to make on Twitter.

If the issue comes up in future, it will be nice to be able to point people to this thread.

So leaving aside the case of "I've got the...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-06-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,803
Posted By LauriD
Re: My list of the "best" screenwriting fellowships, labs, contests, etc.

BTW, in addition to winning Silver with one script, I also made the finals (top 10) with another. Again, no read requests.

In comparison, each of the times I've made the quarterfinals or semis of...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-06-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By LauriD
Partnerships, collaboration, "great ideas," and writing for free

I recently had what turned into a rather heated discussion on Twitter with a writer who was looking for someone to "collaborate" on a script with him. He said that he had a "great idea" but that he...
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